Viaggio in Dalmazia ; volume primo / Alberto Fortis. x x cm ( book measurement (conservation)) | RCIN Request PDF on ResearchGate | Geological issues in Alberto Fortis’ Viaggio in Dalmazia () | The Italian abbot Alberto Fortis (–), educated in. Viaggio in Dalmazia / dell’Abate Alberto Fortis Volume secondo. Main Author: Fortis, Alberto, Related Names: Milocco, Alvise (Venecia), imp.

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Viaggio in Dalmazia, vol. Fortis wrote in an era when the European reading public was fascinated by epic poetry: Authority, Laughter and Savage Breasts in an 18th-c.

Notes from some of these journeys, collected in in the book Viaggio in Dalmaziaencompass observations of almost all aspects of social fprtis physical features of Dalmatian people and land. Later in life he settled at Spalato Splitfrom where he went on a series of explorations in Istria and Dalmatia, which at the time were provinces of the Venetian Republic.

Portable Archaeology and the Poetics of Influence Leiden: Access to the full text of this article requires a subscription. Larry Wolf believed Fortis wrote the ballad forris a poetry of South Slavs rather than a poetry of the Morlachs.

Viaggio in Dalmazia

He journeyed extensively in Venetian Dalmatia. The Italian abbot Alberto Fortiseducated in geology, petrology, mineralogy, and palaeontology by eminent 18th-century naturalists, performed several extensive explorations in Istria and Dalmatia – albertoo of the former Venetian Republic, now the littoral part of Croatia.

Geological issues in Alberto Fortis’ Viaggio in Dalmazia Oxford University Press, The highlight of the book is the description of ” Morlachia “, a term used by Fortis for the rural Dalmatian interior to distinguish it from the coastal towns under the influence of Venice.


His attention was especially drawn to the inhabitants of the Dalmatian inland, known as the Morlacchi or Mavrovlachi. However, Fortis is the first foreigner to have visited their settlements and he dedicated an important ablerto of his work to them. In his book, Fortis presented his literary discovery “Hasanaginica” as a Morlach Vlach ballad. Written by Nicolas Nicolaides.

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albertl Although initially the name of Morlacchi designated the Vlach peoples of the western Balkans, in the 17th century this appellation corresponded to the Slav, mainly Orthodox populations, who were stereotypically viewed by the European reading public albfrto savage, violent and primitive. His understanding of natural processes, mainly in karstology and hydrology, is mostly surprisingly good. You can move this window by clicking on the headline. Outline Masquer le plan.

Top of the page – Article Outline. You may thus request that your data, should it be inaccurate, incomplete, unclear, outdated, not be used or stored, be corrected, clarified, updated viagigo deleted. In his account, Fortis did not limit himself to subjects of geological and archaeological interest such as fossils, minerals, sculptures, inscriptions and coinswhich at the time were closely related to the financial and commercial activities of the Serenissima; in addition, he gave a thorough description of the population.

If you want to subscribe to fprtis journal, see our rates You can purchase this item in Pay Per View: To Fortis, who liked to draw parallels between geology and human history, these poems were the “literary fossils” of the Dalmatian past.

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Contact Help Who are we? Tag Search Type a search term. Access to the text HTML. He also published several specimens of Morlach songs.

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Stanford University Press, From a geological point of view, Dalmaziia remarks generally correspond to recent studies, with some exceptions in palaeontological and petrological issues.


Venice and the Slavs: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Alberto Fortis — dqlmazia, was a Venetian writer, naturalist and cartographer. Retrieved August 14, The owners of this website hereby guarantee to respect the legal confidentiality conditions, albetto in France, and not to disclose this data to third parties.

The Italian clergyman Alberto Fortis studied philosophy and natural sciences with a specialty in mineralogy, and was professor at the University of Padua. A poetical sketch of the revolutions that have happened in the natural history of our planet: In”Gli Antichi Slavi” of Camillo Federici was staged in Venice during the Carnival, while in an adaptation of the same play was presented again twice, as a comic opera and as a ballet performance titled “Le Nozze dei Morlacchi”.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Previous Article Variation of the water-retention properties of soils: The Discovery of Dalmatia in the Age of Enlightenment. Central European University Press, However, in Fortis’s work the Morlacchi do not merely represent Rousseau’s “noble barbarian”, since he also depicts them as reminiscent of the heroes of epic tradition. This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Besides, he addressed critics to previous writers, whose theories, influenced by older authorities, had been taken for granted instead of being re-examined by field explorations.